Sky have confirmed that there is an option to install Sky Q so that it will work with Freesat and you can run the two systems off the same dish.
Initially it was thought that Sky Q could not be used together with Sky+HD and Freesat receivers due to the LNB hardware that SkyQ would have to use.
The tuners in the SkyQ box are full frequency band capable. They do not have the capability to band and polarisation switch a standard KU band universal LNB.The new LNB sends all horizontally polarised transponders down one cable and the vertical ones down the other. That’s how two cables can feed 12 tuners on the SkyQ box. But traditional Sky digiboxes, and Freesat set top boxes do not operate like this, so initially it was thought that houses would have to have two dishes installed, one for SkyQ and one for existing Sky and Freesat systems.
However this now seems to not be the case.
But there are no details of what the install entails just the confirmation that it is possible.
Top 10 Most Viewed Posts In The Last 7 Days
- Humax Freesat Remote Control not working
- ITV changes on the 13th April 2021
- IPTV Buffering and Freezing – try these tips
- How to add C4HD to your Humax Freesat box
- New Arris Freesat 4K box officially released
- More ITV1 SD regions set to close in April 2021
- UK TV and Streaming in Spain post Brexit
- Power Cuts? No Satellite Signal on your Sky HD box? Here is how to reset a Sky digibox with an alternative default transponder frequency setting.
- Freesat drops a load of music channels
- ITV HD satellite changes